Roma sack Eusebio Di Francesco: Giallorossi dismiss manager after Champions League exit

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The Italians took a 2-1 lead to Portugal, but they were beaten after extra-time.

Roma's Champions League elimination at the hands of Porto sparked conflict between Monchi and the club's ultras, who have been far from pleased with his work since arriving last summer.

Roma have announced the sacking of Eusebio Di Francesco as club manager.

An urgent meeting had been called on Thursday in Rome between the club's top officials to discuss Di Francesco's future.

They were thumped 7-1 by Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia last month and on Saturday they suffered a painful 3-0 derby defeat to Lazio.

Di Francesco led a 3rd place Serie A run last season, losing in the Coppa Italia Round of 16, and the UCL semifinals v.

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"Since returning to the club, Eusebio has always acted professionally and put the club's needs ahead of his own".

That would have sent them through on the away goals rule but Roma levelled 11 minutes later after Diego Perotti was brought down by Eder Militao and Daniele De Rossi converted the resulting penalty, sending Iker Casillas the wrong way following a stuttering run-up.

Porto, meanwhile, is the first Portuguese club to defeat Italian opposition in the Champions League since 2005 and Sergio Conceicao's men can continue to dream of European glory while pushing for the Primeira Liga title.

The second legs of the Champions League round of 16, will begin this midweek.

The Premier League winning manager also has a history with Roma and had a two-year spell as the Giallorossi coach between 2009 and 2011.

He was sacked last week by Premier League strugglers Fulham after only 17 matches in charge.

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